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Sorry

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Although it’s beginning to fade from the newscycle, I have a few opinions about the recent injurious removal of a passenger Dr. David Dao from a United flight. As reported on Fortune.com, United released first-quarter earnings, and apologized for the second time.

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Makeup Purchases

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Makeup Purchases

The first time I purchased my own makeup was in 1994 at a pharmacy in Chartwell Square, a sprawling shopping mall in suburban Hamilton. I’d been pilfering my mother’s for years, but in my ill-fated first year of university I had drawn down the “materials costs” component of my student loan and I was heading in for some concealer.

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My life – my experience

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Twenty years later and I still get a little sense of unease when I wander into the women’s wear section of Farmers Lambton Quay, or spend fruitless hours looks for a non chintz print edition of a t-shirt dress in the Lyall Bay Warehouse. I still notice the glances I get when I’m going around with makeup on my face, that are absent when I’m being read as male.

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A Brief History of Entitlement

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Entitlement. It’s a work that I’m reading more and more often of late. Used to describe an attitude born of various privileges. Take New Zealand’s former Prime Minister tugging on a waitresses ponytail. I’d class that as entitled behavior. Clearly John Key felt that he had tacit permission to lay his hands on this young lady.

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Writing 2016

By   /  December 16, 2016  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Writing 2016

I have all the tools at my disposal for writing, I have a nascent audience, the good lord has seen fit to give me the ability to turn a phrase. Yet, my word count, in the last three months of 2016, has been curiously low. What’s going on here?

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Emotional Literacy

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

I was the first one in my family to be waylaid by a mental health speed wobble. Oh LaQuisha, she’s so crazy. But as the decades ticked over, the others started to fall too. This is when I realized I was the canary. The illness was in the family all along, it was just that I was that much closer to the psychic metal than the rest of them.

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